Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Breaking News! Columbus replica ships 'Pinta' and 'Nina' to land at Harborage Yacht Club in Stuart

Replicas of Columbus' ships the 'Nina' and the 'Pinta' will land in Stuart at Harborage Yacht Club and Marina on Wednesday, April 15 and be in port until April 22. The public is invited for walk-aboard self-guided tours, during the seven days, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 'Nina' was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine refers to the 'Nina' as the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built. The 'Nina' was used in the production of the film 1492, starring Gerard Depardieu and directed by Ridley Scott.

The 'Pinta' was recently built in Brazil to accompany the 'Nina' on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers more deck space for tours. Her 900 square foot main salon will host slide shows of both ships' construction. The 'Pinta' is also available for private parties while in port.

Both ships offer an enhanced 'sailing museum,' educating the public and school children on the 'Caravel,' a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

Tour prices are $7 for adults; $6 for seniors; $5 for children; and children under 4 are free. No reservations necessary.

Teachers who wish to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member, should e-mail: columfnd@surfbvi.com. For more information, visit www.thenina.com.
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